Dahlin: 'It's amazing to put on the Sabres jersey'

The Sabres' first overall pick joined Howard and Jeremy in studio on Monday

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June 25, 2018 - 9:11 am

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On Friday, the Buffalo Sabres were able to make the long awaited announcement of selecting defenseman Rasmus Dahlin as the first overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

The 18-year-old Swedish defenseman now has a busy week ahead of him as he will fly back to Buffalo and get ready for development camp on Wednesday, plus meet with the media and get his tour of the city.

One of those stops included a visit with Howard Simon and Jeremy White in studio on Monday morning. Here is some of the what he had to say during his visit:

 

Dahlin on what it meant to be able to finally put on the Sabres jersey after being drafted first overall:

"It's amazing to put on the Sabres jersey, I've been waiting for that for so long. To be a part of that organization means a lot, I know the city's great, the fans are great and I've heard so many great things about the city."


Dahlin on if he did any research on the team:

"I've been there twice, so I knew a little bit. But I didn't look up anything, I waited until the draft."


Dahlin on handling the pressures of being the first overall pick:

"It's gone pretty good, actually. I'm kind of used to it so I've learned how to handle it, so yea, I can handle it."


Dahlin on transitioning from the larger European ice to NHL sized ice:

"It's easier in the D-zone, you're so much closer to the guy in the zone and it's going much faster. I think it's more fun to play on the smaller ice."


If you missed Dahlin's interview with Howard and Jeremy, you can listen to it below:

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